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Melissa (@meliesctravel), who works for cruise line Royal Caribbean, regularly shares TikTok videos about life on a cruise ship, explaining in a recent post that there's a secret supermarket below deck reserved entirely for staff.
She explained: "I work and live on board a cruise ship and this is something you probably didn't know about crew life.
"We have our own little supermarket on board, just for the crew.
"You can find it two decks below the sea level, and here we can find all kinds of sweet and savoury snacks.
"You can find toiletries, laundry detergent, vitamins and food supplements, drinks - and on this ship they even have luggages."
Melissa said inventory in each shop changes from ship to ship 'depending on itineraries', continuing: "Because I'm on a ship out of the US, we have a lot of American snacks, but on my first contract we were out of China, and we had a lot of really yummy Asian snacks that were really interesting to try.
"Of course they have to cater to so many different nationalities so there's always a good variety of flavours and different types of snacks."
She then showed off her haul from her most recent trip to the F-Mart on the ship, admitting she only needed to get some Q-tips, but ended up getting 'a bunch of snacks' as well - an all too relatable problem.
Along with some double dark chocolate cookies, Melissa picked up some Hello Panda biscuits, some sweet and sour Haribo gummy sweets, dried mango, a bar of Cadbury Fruit and Nut, a bag of Baked Cheetos and, finally, some banana chips.
She didn't forget to treat herself to a drink, either, having grabbed an Aloe Vera King product.
"On every ship that I've been on, they have these aloe drinks," Melissa said.
"I really, really like them - they have little pieces of aloe in them and I got a pineapple flavour."
And while many cruise ships aren't known for being particularly budget-friendly, Melissa showed off her receipt to prove that prices were pretty much on par with what you'd find on land, having spent $17.34 (£12.51).
She added: "For all of those snacks, I only paid $17.34, so I would say the prices are very competitive with supermarkets on land. And sometimes we can find stuff for even cheaper."
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